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June 16, 2008 4:32:26 AM

the 280 GTX is def not worth the upgrade if you have a sli config system already. Excluding anything below the 9600 GT in sli :p 

Unless your going from a really crappy setup.

To all the GX2 owners and 8800 GTS sli/ 9800 GTX sli etc...unless you still don't want to play Crysis at Very high, wait for the next gen lol.

I would only switch over if it is 30+ frames than the GX2, and it barely does 10 fps diff.

Sigh*
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June 16, 2008 4:54:54 AM

vrzone looks bogus

but the forums.overclockers.com.au looks legit enough

Looks like gtx 280 SLI would probably be excellent performance - but I think i'll wait till farcry 2 and stalker clear sky are out to buy if these are the results =P

little ed: on that note i think gtx280 SLI will probably kill quad SLI in scaling, but we'll see :o 

I'd really like to see gtx 280 SLI compared to 8800 Ultra SLI and 9800 GTX SLI, maybe that'll be in the THG review
June 16, 2008 4:55:04 AM



This is what happen's when you get fat and lazy and forget you have competetion. Ati is going to mow this card over at a fraction of the cost.


June 16, 2008 4:58:33 AM

xx12amanxx said:
This is what happen's when you get fat and lazy and forget you have competetion. Ati is going to mow this card over at a fraction of the cost.


Yea but given that comparing the gtx280 to a 9800 GX2 is a biased comparison given that quad SLI doesn't scale worth a crap at high resolution from what i've seen in reviews

gtx280 SLI will probably kill anything else out there


However i'm really curious about 4870 results now, if these are nvidia's final results i bet that the 4870 is going to match if not marginally exceed the gtx280
June 16, 2008 5:02:52 AM

No it won't I've seen on Digg.com, the 4870 was aimed lower. The 4870 X2 will kill yes, but not the single. The single will be less than the 280 GTX:) 

Its not biased to compare, since quad SLI is still a work inprogress and I did show you enough websites that show the card scaling well.

My friend also has it and he kills me in every game, so I still haven't seen a site using current gen Drivers.

We'll see when more sites benchmark.

The Advantage that the 280 will have is its a single GPu, which opens doors for most games on the market, but for games that are sli hungry our GX2s 9800 GTX and 8800 GTS (Ultra 8800 and so on) will prove to be along the same point.
June 16, 2008 5:07:24 AM

ovaltineplease said:
Yea but given that comparing the gtx280 to a 9800 GX2 is a biased comparison given that quad SLI doesn't scale worth a crap at high resolution from what i've seen in reviews

gtx280 SLI will probably kill anything else out there


However i'm really curious about 4870 results now, if these are nvidia's final results i bet that the 4870 is going to match if not marginally exceed the gtx280


To me that doesnt matter becuase in the end the result is still performance, people compare gddr3 to gddr4 without saying it's unfair.
So everyone was thinking this would be one of those 5950ultra to 6800UL thing's when in fact it was not even close to that.

Ati is now firmly in the ring with Nvidia with all the benchies showing the 4850 performing on par with a 9800gtx and with a price tag of around 199$ is a nuclear bomb to nvidia sales!

And i wonder sometimes to myself why have we not heard much of 4870? I think personally my opinion is that Ati know's something we dont.

Nvidia should know better...than to sit around a reap massive sales while not putting something back into there next gen card all the while Ati is lurking in the shadow's preparing a monster cheap card. God you would think Nvidia would know Ati better by now?
June 16, 2008 5:08:47 AM

fair enough, that is true the site you showed was a decent indicator - I shoulda bookmarked it for reference though for ultra high res >_> 1900+

Well, nonetheless my biggest interest is still in gtx280 SLI vs past gen SLI configs like ultra/9800 GTX (and yes, 9800 GX2 quad) - I think the proof will truly be in that pudding about the worth of this card for sure)
June 16, 2008 5:10:01 AM

^A+ fully agreed, both Sli and Crossfire will still surprise us and we'll have to see what new drivers and solutions will do:) 
June 16, 2008 5:11:20 AM

xx12amanxx said:
To me that doesnt matter becuase in the end the result is still performance, people compare gddr3 to gddr4 without saying it's unfair.
So everyone was thinking this would be one of those 5950ultra to 6800UL thing's when in fact it was not even close to that.

Ati is now firmly in the ring with Nvidia with all the benchies showing the 4850 performing on par with a 9800gtx and with a price tag of around 199$ is a nuclear bomb to nvidia sales!

And i wonder sometimes to myself why have we not heard much of 4870? I think personally my opinion is that Ati know's something we dont.

Nvidia should know better...than to sit around a reap massive sales while not putting something back into there next gen card all the while Ati is lurking in the shadow's preparing a monster cheap card. God you would think Nvidia would know Ati better by now?



I'd still like to wait for a full THG or Anandtech review before I pass any final judgments on either company's newest video cards but I will say this:

If Nvidia does clown this up, i'll just be switching mobos and going quad crossfire 4870s in the fall, laff :x
June 16, 2008 5:12:32 AM

L1qu1d said:
^A+ fully agreed, both Sli and Crossfire will still surprise us and we'll have to see what new drivers and solutions will do:) 


Ive heard they have made dirastic improvment's with the 4870 in term's of how the gpu's act together.
June 16, 2008 5:13:26 AM

Personally I'd like to a see an neck and neck battle, haven't had 1 between ATI and Nvidia since the 1900s lol (ATI killed it)
June 16, 2008 5:15:20 AM

xx12amanxx said:
Ive heard they have made dirastic improvment's with the 4870 in term's of how the gpu's act together.


We'll have to see, I mean nvidia stated that the 9600 GT was the best scaling Card of the series, and that proved to be wrong.

GX2 was told to be 2x's the performance of 2 8800 Ultras lol that was wrong. I just can't wait to see THG review or a trust worth site...funny how I can't think of the names now lol ummmm guru 3D, enthusiastes....blah
June 16, 2008 5:15:23 AM

And that's why i cant see how Nvidia fell asleep at the wheel.

Ati has never been a slouch and nethier has Nvidia they both can open a can of whoop when provoked.
June 16, 2008 5:16:38 AM

http://forums.ageofconan.com/showthread.php?p=947676#po...

check that out


Long story short from what this guy was saying - in this Age of Conan game, the biggest scaling from the gtx280 came from the fact that it was /playable/ at (and I quote):

High Settings, 16Q AA, 16X AF
Shader Version 3
Bloom On
Text Quality in Nvidia Control Panel: High Quality
Maximum distances set for all the distance options
Everything else on high

"Now comes the good part. The FPS stayed the same, and generally felt as smooth as the old 8800GT settings I played at before. The game is stunning with 16Q AA on, and is definitely playable on a GTX 280. "
June 16, 2008 5:19:45 AM

That's impressive i wonder though what resolution was he playin at?
June 16, 2008 5:20:05 AM

hmmm we'll have to see confimation. I didn't have a chance to play Age of Conan, so i don't know if I can max it out with the GX2, soo meh.

how do the 8800 ultras in Sli do with the game? Or for the matter, how do cards do generally?
June 16, 2008 5:22:23 AM

no idea, I don't play age of conan I just know it is a very demanding game as far as graphics are concerned because of the amount of players that have to be rendered in towns and whatnot like any other MMO

1900*1200 res I believe is what the thread said
June 16, 2008 5:23:58 AM

yeah, I dunno I heard the game looks good, but I didn't hear it being as a pain in the Bungo as Crysis.
June 16, 2008 5:24:08 AM

ovaltineplease said:
http://forums.ageofconan.com/showthread.php?p=947676#po...

check that out


Long story short from what this guy was saying - in this Age of Conan game, the biggest scaling from the gtx280 came from the fact that it was /playable/ at (and I quote):

High Settings, 16Q AA, 16X AF
Shader Version 3
Bloom On
Text Quality in Nvidia Control Panel: High Quality
Maximum distances set for all the distance options
Everything else on high

"Now comes the good part. The FPS stayed the same, and generally felt as smooth as the old 8800GT settings I played at before. The game is stunning with 16Q AA on, and is definitely playable on a GTX 280. "


Look how hot it was running!!!

"This thing runs extremely hot. At default clock (600GHz) after a solid 30min of AoC play it went to 90C (figures from gpu-z 0.2.3) and hovered at that mark. I can almost visualize the nVidia engineers going "omg crank that thing up the ati train is coming!". They really went all out with this one thats for sure.

At 650GHz (yes its stable) it was at 105C. Fire risk?""

Copied and pasted from the article.

June 16, 2008 5:26:31 AM

It could also be that he had poor ventilation, thats why I try and not get excited and buy cards fresh off the boat.

5$ says that Come Sept, the 280 GTX will be around 300-400$:) 
June 16, 2008 5:27:22 AM

yea, that is totally insane heat

I imagine in a case with premium cooling it'd run a LOT cooler but he doesn't specify his cooling either

Maybe there is an issue with the compound on the gpu/gpu memory, i've known that to come up occasionally
June 16, 2008 5:28:57 AM

L1qu1d said:
It could also be that he had poor ventilation, thats why I try and not get excited and buy cards fresh off the boat.

5$ says that Come Sept, the 280 GTX will be around 300-400$:) 



Yep and they will most likely be losing money on selling these cards for that much or not making much at all.
June 16, 2008 5:29:45 AM

Yeah, my old 8800 GTS 320...the thermal paste on the GPU was dried up powder, I had to return it the card ran at 110...turned it off quick. :)  Artifacts in WINDOWS!
June 16, 2008 5:30:24 AM

Well, we'll have to wait and see yet really - if 4870 can come close to matching it then i'd expect a price drop, if it doesn't though I imagine nvidia will leave the chip prices where they are until 4870 x2 lands
June 16, 2008 5:31:21 AM

yup, I dunno to be honest I think they would've won me over if the cards were around the 9800 GTX price, they owe us that much.


But I dunno for some reason I just don't feel the Raw power I feel when I hear about a card like the 8800 Ultra or GTX.

In my head I still think those cards are bomb LOL...w.e I'm weird if you don't know what I mean:p 
June 16, 2008 5:31:48 AM

I just refurbished an old BFG 5950U and the paste looked like chalk?
June 16, 2008 5:32:40 AM

YEAH thats exactly how it was lol...freaky! haha:p 
June 16, 2008 5:34:04 AM

How does that even conduct?


BTW....Clearwire ISP SUCK'S!!!!!!
June 16, 2008 5:39:09 AM

Well I think 2morrow or Tues we'll see alot of Benchmarks popping up. Next we'll have to wait for the 260 GTX and the 4870 and the 4850:) 
June 16, 2008 5:41:14 AM

Im going to go watch the ring now...lol My GF is naggin!

ahh shes trying tyo type
June 16, 2008 5:51:32 AM

The benchmarking result of GTX280 is not bad but is not such good that I had imagine before, I hope it would be better after the Nvidia updated the Forceware.
March 16, 2009 5:23:40 AM

The gtx 280 is only good if you are rich ,I have a nvidia 9600gt and I am able to play every game till now with crysis on medium and gta 4 also on medium ,stalker on medium high and rest all of the games on everything maxed out .
March 16, 2009 6:31:57 AM

why are you reopening a thread that is almost a year old?
March 16, 2009 11:54:10 AM

wow, I don't even remember making this haahaha
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